Soldier Pass Trail

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Soldier Pass Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, AZ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 miles 708 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

There are two trailheads that you can use to get there. Both are accessed by 89A. To get to the closest trailhead to Soldier Pass trail is by turning North on Soldier Pass Road to its conclusion. At the other trailhead you will need to take Jordan Road to its end, then hike either Jordan trail or Brins Mesa to get to Soldiers Pass. Both trailheads require a Red Rocks Pass. There are machines to buy a pass at both places.

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This was my first time to to Sedona (and Arizona in general). I highly recommend this trail to anyone looking for a introductory hike in Sedona. Recommend connecting at Brins mesa and doing the full loop (which is about 6.5) miles. It's not very hard and the views are amazing.

1 month ago

It was ok, nothing special and it is not very well marked as you get over the hill.

1 month ago

Great hike for height challenged people. Scenery was fantastic.

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1 month ago

Great hike! Flat in some areas, but a good climb in others. Wonderful views of the Sedona area. Used this trail to the Brins Mesa Trail, Cibola Trail, Jordan and back to Soldiers Pass (for the short walk to the parking lot) to make it a loop trail. Parking lot is small, but you can park along the street close to it.

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2 months ago

A nice 4 mile out and back hike. The trail runs through several environs including a healthy juniper forest. Much to see. The map presently shown in red on AllTrails is for the most part incorrect. Much of what is shown is the road for 4 wheel drive vehicles. The trail is the dashed blue line on the east side of the wash. Follow the signs beginning at the trailhead and you will be fine.

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2 months ago

Great trail. As easy or as hard as you want it to be. The path for jeeps (make sure you have enough clearance) is an easy walk (also has the seven pools on it). We took the hiking trail with a few detours (the dried out creek beds look like paths in locations), but it is very easy to get back on track. Would have loved to extend the hike and stay all day. Wonderful mix of scenery and foliage. Cell reception throughout. Get there early. When we got back the parking lot (which opens promptly at 8 on a timer) was full. Saw many older and young children. Many alternative trails that diverge from main path.

2 months ago

Mine didn't record

3 months ago

This guide does not show the right fork to Devil's Kitchen (a big hole in the ground with a cool, steep ledge to climb at the end), right at the begining of the trail. Lots of fun, very close to town, I took it several times a day.

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3 months ago

I did the entire loop. We parked at the alternative parking, there was more parking at this location. Did Brin's Mesa first, then looped around to Soldier Pass. There are no trail markers for the arches, but we were lucky to find a lady that hikes this trail often. She showed us the way and they were beautiful. The 7 pools had water in them and they were amazing! The sinkhole was a lot bigger than I thought, but it was pretty cool. We took Jordan to Cibola back to the parking lot. It was a great day, amazing hike.

3 months ago

Loved this hike! Good trail markings and just the right amount of climbing. Not too hard!

3 months ago

Gorgeous red rock views all over. Nice hike through juniper pine forest and open Mesa Very nice hike for the morning so as to avoid temps

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3 months ago

This was a beautiful, peaceful trail. Got there at 8am on an August Sat morning and there were only a few others on the trail. Found several shady spots to sit and enjoy the view.